NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN)—Coffee County EMA Director James Brown says Coffee and most wiregrass counties continue to show an “uptick” in Covid-19 cases, but he says the numbers are not as bad as they may initially seem.

Brown says the most important thing is that hospitalizations are not increasing in either the wiregrass or state.

A subvarient of the virus appears to be causing most of the new cases, but fortunately, it
does not appear to be as severe, or as deadly as the initial form of Covid.

But, Brown says folks still need to vaccinate and apply good hygiene.

Brown says with more people using “home testing” kits, it’s harder for state health officials
to determine the “true” numbers of folks contracting a form of the subvarient.